Small luxury hotels are The Thing in Hobart, and throughout Tasmania for that matter.
Here are five of the best:
1. MONA Pavilions:
Cutting-edge self-contained villas at Moorilla Estate.
655 Main Rd, Berridale, Hobart. (03) 6277 9900; mona.net.au/stay.
2. The Henry Jones Art Hotel:
A waterfront haven that’s the favoured hang-out for cashed-up hipsters.
25 Hunter St, Hobart. (03) 6210 7700; www.thehenryjones.com.
3. Villa Howden:
A luxe traditional French provincial-inspired chateau, which is 15 minutes outside of Hobart in Howden.
77 Howden Rd, Howden. (03) 6267 1161; www.villahowden.com.au
4. The Islington:
A fantastic example of Regency architecture set among sculpted gardens with views to Mount Wellington. Like The Henry Jones, the Islington is a curated hotel. This one is filled with original art and antiques from the owner’s private collection.
321 Davey St, Hobart. (03) 6220 2123; www.islingtonhotel.com.
5. Customs House:
Great value accommodation in a Heritage-listed hotel, right on the waterfront in the heart of Hobart CBD.
Queen rooms from $125 a night. (03) 6234 6645; www.customshousehotel.com.